3 cl of vodka
3 cl of Triple sec
3 cl of lemon juice
The Kamikaze Cocktail is a historic drink, a distillate of elegance and sumptuous scents. It belongs to the great family of sour cocktails, namely a spirit (vodka) + triple sec + lemon/lime juice. Each has three parts for a triune cocktail, packed with a compact and precise elegance.
The recipe of the Kamikaze drink is all played on the sweet and sharp flavors of triple sec that weave to the textured freshness of lemon. Vodka has a neutral flavor, but its alcoholic thickness sustains the whole cocktail, making it smooth.
If you want to view it from another angle, we could say that the Kamikaze cocktail is a Margarita made with vodka instead of tequila. But it would be a shame to reduce it to a simple variation since it’s not only one of the most famous cocktails, but also one of the finest and most drinkable, especially as an aperitif.
The history of the cocktail Kamikaze is dark. It is assumed that, as the Japanese Slipper cocktail, it was born after World War II, in Tokyo, in a bar of an American military base, during the occupation of Japan. Others think it came out in the 70s and consider it a classic disco cocktail.
Kamikaze cocktail ingredients and doses
- 3 cl of vodka
- 3 cl of triple sec
- 3 cl fresh lemon juice
How to prepare the perfect Kamikaze cocktail
Squeeze lemon and strain juice. Chill a martini cup with two ice cubes. Fill a shaker with ice and pour lemon juice. Pour vodka. Then triple sec. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds, then pour in the Martini glass. And now you are ready to serve and taste one of the best sours of all time. If you want, garnish with a lemon zest/slice.
Kamikaze cocktail food pairings
The drink is perfect as an aperitif for its fresh taste, but consider it also for your brunched and swimming pool parties, during which you could prepare it in jugs so that the ingredients can blend more easily. Pair it with parmigiana ravioli, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.
If you like vodka cocktails, here are other recipes you may like: Vodka Sour, Espresso Martini, White Russian, Moscow Mule, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Tonic, Kamikaze, Sex on the beach, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Caipiroska, Black Russian.